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  1. Renteria: Greg Maddux's longevity 'a gift'

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- With Greg Maddux's Hall of Fame induction right around the corner, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria shared his thoughts on one of the greatest pitchers of all time. Renteria's first season on a big league bench was in 2008 with the Sa...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Dodgers look to pick up tempo in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Remember the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played a series against a playoff contender? They had the Boston Red Sox in town and, even though it came in the middle of one of the greatest runs in franchise history, manager Don Mattingly w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. Is gauntlet time go time?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It's their greatest challenge yet, and just maybe their greatest salvation. Seven of the Dodgers' next nine games come against the two teams they're chasing, starting with this weekend's series in San Francisco. Thirteen of their ne...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  4. Kerry Wood and the greatest game pitched

    David Schoenfield

    I'll never forget walking into the office that May afternoon in 1998 and having excited co-workers ask, "Did you see what just happened?" Kerry Wood had struck out 20 batters. He was 20 years old, making his fifth career major league start for ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  5. LaTroy Hawkins and Jason Isringhausen have two careers' worth of ...

    Mark Saxon

    Angels hope two savvy veterans can steady a shaky 'pen.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  6. Best seasons: A look at Hack Wilson's 1930

    David Schoenfield

    Hack Wilson set the all-time RBI mark playing for the Chicago Cubs, driving in 191 runs, including a remarkable 53 in August alone. But was it an all-time great season? If you're not familiar with Wilson, he was a short, muscle-bound outfielder...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  7. Detroit's defensive dilemma

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder was introduced by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, but already the greatest question around the team is whether Miguel Cabrera can move back to third base and play the position adequately. Cabrera already had hopes of moving back to th...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  8. MLB - Prince Fielder gives the Detroit Tigers a potent offense an...

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder will give the Tigers plenty of offense, writes Buster Olney, but their defense will be an issue.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  9. Sammy Sosa was Chicago's greatest home run hitter

    Jon Greenberg

    Sosa did a lot for the Cubs in his tenure, more than any asterisk could erase.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  10. Chicago White manager Ozzie Guillen thinks Paul Konerko's a Hall ...

    Sahadev Sharma

    Paul Konerko's manager Ozzie Guillen said the first baseman will make the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2011
  11. Dempster starts May on a high note

    Bruce Levine

    LOS ANGELES -- When it's your birthday, and on Tuesday it was starting pitcher Ryan Dempster's 34th, the nice things that your mother conveys to you sometimes have the greatest impact. After Dempster had a forgettable April with a 1-3 record and a...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. MLB -- Barry Bonds paid a severe cost to be the game's greatest p...

    Doug Glanville

    Barry Bonds was already the greatest player of his generation, but he paid a huge price in his greed for more.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2011
  13. A pair of big names are still trying to find themselves with the ...

    Buster Olney

    For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  14. MLB: The market on Zack Greinke is also tied to when he will be t...

    Buster Olney

    In looking at Zack Greinke, the issue isn't just one of his price -- it's also a matter of when he'll be dealt. That's because the Royals don't want to risk a down year, and thus a depressed market, for their greatest trade asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  15. Ron Santo, Chicago Cubs announcer, dies at 70

    Ron Santo, one of the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history and a longtime WGN radio announcer whose devotion to the perennial losers was made obvious night after night by his excited shouts or dejected laments, has died. He was 70.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  16. Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the best ever, but other numbers persis...

    Buster Olney

    On one night, the greatest (clean) player of his generation hangs up his cleats, and a perfect game is spoiled by an umpire's error. Both Griffey's and Galarraga's situation leaves you frustrated by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2010